directly originated over three decades at Toyota Motors Company (Shah & Ward, 2007), and its popularity throughout industries has made other alternative methods less acceptable and recognized (Dankbaar, 1997).
Principles of lean production
(or the Toyota Production System) were developed following World War II by Taiichi Ohno.
To deal with its cost disadvantages, ZYSCO's CEO and its chief dispatcher (production manager) decided to institute lean production
in all production processes.
Lean manufacturing is also known as lean production
and just-in-time (JIT) .
The investment is going into lean production
, improved working conditions and skills and training, including attracting young people by offering eight apprenticeships a year.
The design of the facility under construction meets all requirements of lean production
methods that allow maximum efficiency in manufacturing, while following international health and safety standards, it said.
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Today, lean production
represents every effort to achieve greater effects with less investment.
This provides an opportunity to demonstrate the practical value of cost management during implementation of certain approaches of the Lean Production
According to the APICS Dictionary, the essence of lean production
is to emphasize minimisation of the amount of used resources (including time in various activities in the company).